ADfan (616) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer has a golden amber color with a medium head. The aroma has some citrus and grass along with some malts. Taste has some earthy hops and a slight bitterness.
zoucrew102 (610) - - APR 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from portland, or. Aroma is toasted malt and some hops as well as floral and citrus notes. Pours pale golden colored with a thin white head and some lacing. Toasted malt flavors to start as well as some citrus and floral hints throughout. Finishes very dry with hop bitterness as well as some piney notes at the very end that are resiny that stuck to the palate. Decent pale, but there is a lot going on for a spring beer.
pictoman (608) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 6 fl oz bottle. Hazy orange yellow with very minimal white head. Mild hoppy aroma with some mild skunk. Dry hoppy taste. Quite piney, with some mild citrus.
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 ounce bottle. Slightly hazed amber with one finger of off white head. (gentle pour) Good amount of lacings. Aroma is floral hops. Taste is citrus grapefruit orange hops and strong support from the sweet malts. Tasted like a nice West Coast Pale Ale to my palate. Easy drinker, very smooth. Medium dry finish. Very fine spring beer. I believe this beer was quite fresh and it is the first time I have seen it on the shelves in the Portland area.
Syzzer (596) - Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The texture is light with bitter aftertaste. Nothing especially prominent, easy to drink but lacks character
dhunter151 (577) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a white head. Citrus, lemon, pine. Starts off great but didn't really like the finish. Kind of reminded me of a lager. Good mouthfeel. Average pale ale.
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johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light orange with a frothy off white head. Bitter citrus aroma. Initial flavors of toasted malt quickly give way to a grassy hop finish with a lingering bitter aftertaste Dry texture with average carbonation. A little heavy for a ’refreshing’ Spring seasonal but not bad.
larryLSB (439) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bomber, the last of that 22oz four pack that is out right now. Clear, medium gold in color with a small off white head. Nose was mild, hints of grass and citrus, but not predominant. Taste was on the biiter side. Not too bad, but after trying all four, there appears to be a "Ninkasi" profile emerging, which could be a good thing, similar to my experience with Lagunitas.
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottles, I thought I reviewed this already. Amber pour with white head. Aroma is floral and citrus (lemon). Flavor is very floral little malt. Hop forward but not enough. Fairly boring really.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had from bottle from BevMo. Seasonal release, first I’ve seen it in stores. Pours copper with good head and good lacing. Aroma is piney hops, malts, citrus, and sugar. Flavor is about the same with the almost perfect balance of hops and malts. I really enjoyed this Pale, maybe because of the increased hops. Just a nice, drinkable, tasty beer.